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On my Vista Bussiness computer at home I'm getting "a required privilege is not help by the client"

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On my Vista Bussiness computer at home I'm getting "a required privilege is not held by the client", how do I correct this.  I was saving a file to the "root" of "C".  Since I've had the computer I've had UAC turned off.  However, I read that it's important to keep it on.  So now that's it's back on, I'm having security issues.  I searched the knowledgebase but couldn't fine my answer.

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UAC or not, the only user account that can save to the c: root is the Vista Hidden Admin account.  If you want to activate it -
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe above under programs - select run as admin.  Then type  
net user administrator /active:yes

Logoff your account and the user account named Administrator will be waiting for you at the logon screen.  2x-click on it to log on.  
This account does have limitations.  One area is Windows Updates.  Log on to your regular admin account to check/ install W.U.
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Wow, I guess that makes sense to Microsoft but not me.  Thanks for the help.
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Glad to know that works for you. The hidden admin account has the permission settings that the UAC invokes (or running a program at an elevated admin level).  There is no UAC for this user.  If you should want to turn the account off, change the YES to NO after "active"
Please be sure never to delete, remove, rename your current account with this account.  I have seen cases where one gets locked out of their system after making a change to the regular admin account.
I wish you well. . .  jcgriff2
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